08/12/2001 11:00PM

Tiller has the pair to beat


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Bob Tiller appears to be showing no signs of slowing down in his quest to be Woodbine's leading trainer this year.

Tiller, who won Saturday's Duchess Stakes with Meadow Gem, will saddle the entry of Oye Yoye Yoye and Rare Endeavour in Wednesday's feature, a $100,000 claimer on the grass for 3-year-olds.

Oye Yoye Yoye should be a formidable opponent off his recent third-place finish against older rivals in a $100,000 optional claimer. He had a lively pace to run at in that six-furlong turf event, and finished 7 1/4 lengths back of favored Alea Iacta Est. Left in his wake were stakes winners Prowl and Perlong.

Oye Yoye Yoye won two of his four 2-year-old outings, all on the main track. He won a $62,500 optional claimer after ending up third in his 2001 seasonal bow in the Woodstock Stakes and was a close second when he debuted on the grass in an $80,000 optional claimer June 28.

Rare Endeavour has yet to try the grass. He reversed his speed style and rallied from well back to take a six-furlong preliminary allowance two starts ago, and is coming off a narrow loss at the second allowance level.

Jockey David Clark was named on both parts of the entry at the draw.

Completing the field for the six-furlong dash will be Patton of Gold, Speed Gun, My Golden Son, Supreme Judge, and Diamond Passer. Wildisthewind was entered for the main track only.

Supreme Judge should be the main threat. He graduated second time out going a mile over this course last fall but has only made one start this year for trainer Malcolm Pierce. He overcame minor traffic problems in the stretch to win that six-furlong turf allowance on June 8 and has worked encouragingly in the interim.

Emile Ramsammy will pilot Supreme Judge for Stronach Stable.

My Golden Son is debuting on the grass. He has won four of seven starts this year, including the six-furlong Horatius Stakes at Laurel in February.

Speed Gun won the Grade 2 Summer Stakes in 2000 but has managed only a pair of third-place finishes in just three starts this year for trainer Steven Owens.

* Ten-year-old Mactaquac will seek his third straight win in the seventh race on the card. Facing off against him in the $40,000 claimer will be Gridiron, Classic Tuxedo, Vice n' Friendly, Dahl's Bold One, and Can You Feel It.

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